Category: United States

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 23

Written by | October 23rd, 2013

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We’ve got promising green news on how we move forward with energy needs in a world of climate change threats.

  1. The experience of seeing a California condor in the wild has been more rare than the bird itself…until now. (San Jose Mercury News)
  2. The nation’s largest labor unions are gathering to talk about how to create green energy jobs and fight global warming. (NBC 10 Pittsburgh)
  3. What’s hungry, aggressive and is destroying Caribbean reefs? The invasive lionfish, of course. (CNN)
  4. Pandas might be more resilient to environmental change than previously thought. (CBS News)
  5. A teenager has made a startling dinosaur discovery. (Fox News)

Nature Photo of the Week: Ocean Fury

Written by | October 17th, 2013

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Your eyes don’t deceive you — that’s lava flowing into an ocean. Incredible! This photo was snapped at Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2013

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Just another reason elephants are awesome. That and more, in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. School’s out! Georgia school cancels class because the weather is too nice. (TreeHugger)
  2. Like humans, elephants get the point of pointing. (NY Times)
  3. Hold your noses… government shutdown stalls out stink bug monitoring program. (Wired)
  4. France upholds law banning fracking. (Guardian)
  5. Predictions are in on when our climate reaches the point-of-no-return. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 10

Written by | October 10th, 2013

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There are lots of climate change updates in today’s green news.

  1. Humans are living longer these days, and guess what that means for endangered species? (UC Davis)
  2. Nearly one year after Hurricane Sandy hit, New Jersey residents want their politicians to do something about climate change. (Bloomberg)
  3. Love fish for dinner? Here are some things you should know about your restaurant/grocery store choices. (NPR)
  4. Unprecedented changes in climate are coming very soon for the tropics, and for Washington, D.C. by 2047. (Washington Post)
  5. A legally binding treaty to help curb worldwide mercury pollution is being signed. (BBC News)

Government Shutdown: Can Nature Be a Part of the Solution?

Written by | October 8th, 2013

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The federal government shutdown has closed the 400-plus national parks. Has it taken a shutdown to show just how much Americans value the nation’s lands and waters?

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 8

Written by | October 8th, 2013

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In the land of green news today: a strange-looking lizard and a solar power breakthrough.

  1. How many famous animal conservationists can you name? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. We aren’t lying — the Pinocchio lizard has been confirmed living in Ecuador. (Nature World News)
  3. So how exactly did the Hawaiian Islands form? Research offers a new theory. (Science World Report)
  4. An era of nighttime solar power is dawning in the U.S. (TG Daily)
  5. Bee colony cause of death: stress from pesticides. (Discovery News)

10 Amazing Fall Foliage Photos

Written by | October 4th, 2013

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Fall is a season for color lovers. We culled through the Conservancy’s photo archive in search of the best fall foliage photos. These are our top 10.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 3

Written by | October 3rd, 2013

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Today’s green news is filled with weird climate change effects and, yes, zombies.

  1. The world’s oceans are declining much faster than anyone thought, thanks to climate change, overfishing and pollution. (BBC News)
  2. Turns out car exhaust is confusing honeybees to death. (The Atlantic Cities)
  3. More bad news for bees: these huge Asian hornets are stinging people to death and killing bees in Europe. Yikes! (Grist)
  4. What can zombies teach us about the spread of disease? A lot, apparently. (MNN)
  5. As sea ice shrinks, tens of thousands of walruses are gathering on land. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2013

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A government shutdown and a climate change refugee. That and more, in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. How the U.S. government shutdown affects science and the environment. (The Verge)
  2. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Yosemite… as in, a closed Yosemite. Bad or good timing? (Huff Post Green)
  3. It’s an episode of “CSI Turtle” in the Maldives. So what’s causing their injuries? (The Guardian)
  4. This New Zealand man says he’s a climate change refugee. (Businessweek)
  5. Ending on a happy note: grab your camera and brush up on this year’s guide to fall foliage. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Friday, September 20, 2013

Written by | September 20th, 2013

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Are you ready for some football in this morning’s green news?

  1. Siberian Tiger genomes have been sequenced by scientists and the results aren’t surprising. Pay wall alert! (Nat Geo)
  2. A wrinkle in temperature fluctuations, UN scientists are looking at temperature quirks in climate change. (BW)
  3. Shyer birds build better bonds with other bird friends than bolder birds. (BBC)
  4. Arctic fossils reveal ‘explosion’ of animal life on Earth 520 million years ago (Daily Telegraph)
  5. A group of Washingtonians are doing good this weekend, check it out! (The Olympian)
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